Mark Wilson

“The success of our firm is directly attributable to the quality of our people.
 We look for remarkable individuals who add to the richness of our firm
 and the quality of the client’s experience.”
  - Mark R. Wilson, Hiring Partner

Thank you for your interest.

We strive to hire lawyers who have the potential to become owners of our firm. We look for attorneys who have integrity, intellect, enthusiasm, and a demonstrated work ethic. We value those who are willing to take initiative, assume responsibility and work well with others. While we regularly hire new lawyers through our summer program, opportunities exist for third year law students and lateral attorneys as well. We encourage all to apply.

Corporate Attorney

Harter Secrest & Emery LLP is seeking a corporate attorney with at least 3-5 years of significant transactional experience for the firm’s Rochester office. The ideal candidate will have meaningful experience in mergers and acquisitions. Candidates must have excellent drafting and negotiation skills and a strong academic background.

Immigration Attorney

Harter Secrest & Emery LLP is seeking an attorney with 6+ years of experience to join our national business immigration practice in either the firm’s Buffalo or Rochester office. Experience in employment based cases including labor certifications, EB petitions, nonimmigrant work visas and J-1 waiver issues preferred. Excellent writing, client service and case management ability required.

Intellectual Property Attorney

Harter Secrest & Emery LLP is looking for a trademark attorney for its Rochester office. The ideal candidate will have at least 3 years of experience managing U.S. and foreign trademark portfolios (i.e., registration, clearance, and counseling), as well as experience with opposition and cancellation actions before the TTAB of the USPTO. A proven litigation record and exceptional interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills required.

Health Care Attorney

Harter Secrest & Emery LLP seeks a health care attorney with 10+ years of experience in corporate/healthcare transactions. A portable and sustainable book of business is required. Candidates must have experience with:

  • Hospital/physician alignment issues;
  • Health care entity and physician practice mergers, acquisitions and affiliations;
  • Regulatory investigations and corporate compliance programs; and
  • Experience with core areas such as Fraud and Abuse, Medicare/Medicaid anti-kickback, Stark, HIPAA, ACO and health care reimbursement.

Employee Benefits Attorney

Harter Secrest & Emery is seeking an Employee Benefits attorney to join the firm's growing benefits practice. Enthusiasm for client service and initiative are essential. Strong academic background required.

Litigation Attorney

Harter Secrest & Emery LLP is seeking a litigation attorney to join the firm’s Rochester, NY office. The ideal candidate will have at least 2-5 years of sophisticated business and commercial litigation experience in a law firm setting. Requirements include: drafting and arguing motions, drafting and responding to discovery, handling document production and taking depositions. Qualified candidates must have excellent writing skills and the ability to work independently, and possess a strong, positive presence and advocacy ability.

Public Finance Attorney

Harter Secrest & Emery LLP seeks an attorney with 2+ years public finance experience (either as a bond lawyer or as a Section 103 tax lawyer). Enthusiasm for client service and initiative are essential. Strong academic background required.

Patent Attorney

Harter Secrest & Emery LLP is seeking a patent attorney with 3+ years patent prosecution experience. Additional experience with intellectual property, litigation, and transactional matters a plus. Engineering background in electrical, mechanical or computer science desired. Excellent analytical, writing, communication, and client service skills required. This position can be in the firm’s Buffalo or Rochester office.

Inquiries should be submitted together with a cover letter, resume and law school transcript to:
Harter Secrest & Emery LLP
1600 Bausch & Lomb Place
Rochester, New York 14604
Attention: Cristy Gordon, Legal Recruiter
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Fax: 585-232-2152 


Harter Secrest & Emery LLP will reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities throughout the employment selection process. If you believe you need an accommodation during the selection process, please contact Cristy Gordon, our Legal Recruiter, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to make a request.

Harter Secrest & Emery LLP is committed to the policy of equal employment opportunity. This policy expressly prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, genetic predisposition or carrier status, domestic violence victim status, veteran status or status as a member of any other protected group or activity.